Chiang Rai Province

Nick and I really enjoyed our time in Laos and stayed longer than anticipated. We left 2 days before our visas expired, totaling 28 days. We crossed into Thailand by land and experienced the most relaxed border crossing thus far. There was no fee, no passport photo, no fingerprint, no vaccine history, no visa, no…

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Chiang Mai

Nick and I spent a week climbing and eating in Chiang Mai. It was relaxing spending a few days in one place and we were able to celebrate our own unconventional Christmas. At my previous job in Colorado, my company sponsored 2 strong climbers from Chiang Mai that I continued to stay in touch with.…

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Sukhothai

The ruined capital, Sukhothai, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed over 700 years ago. The word Sukhothai means “rising happiness” and is regarded as the blossoming of a unique Thai artistic identity. Here we saw Buddha figures, gravity warped towers and brick stupas. By day, we roamed and relaxed in a park and were…

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Tonsai & Railay

What a strange place. Let me begin by trying to paint a picture. Tonsai is a beach on a peninsula of southern Thailand and it’s more affluent neighbor is Railay. Tonsai can only be reached by boat as no roads have been developed. On one hand it is picture perfect. I wrote the majority of…

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Bangkok

Bangkok, the mother of Southeast Asian cities. Nick and I spent 4 days in Bangkok over the course of a month. We flew from Mandalay, Myanmar to Bangkok, worked our way south by land to Singapore, then spent 2 days in Bangkok as a connection when flying from Singapore to Calcutta, India. Bangkok was definitely…

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